The Detroit Tigers would be an excellent subject for Hollywood gossip, with more ups and downs than Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes put together.
Luckily for the Tigers, their problems and drama have been left on the field, and they aren’t really problems with a capital P so much as they are a confusing mess of good and bad.
The Tigers have had no problem receiving awards — they have won so many in the past few seasons it would make Meryl Streep jealous. MVPs, Cy Youngs, a Triple Crown — you name it, they’ve got it. They even have two American League championship trophies, but they don’t have that ultimate prize which all the others treat with the most respect: the World Series.
Now, if you are ready for me to stop making Hollywood connections and put this into strictly baseball terms, it’s simple — the Tigers must find a way to bring a swagger to each game, bring the intensity to each series and earn the record a roster like this should attain.
Being 10 games up is fine, but it’s not what the Tigers should want for themselves. If there is not an increase soon, they will be playing on the road in the playoffs, creating an uphill climb that doesn’t need to be there. In the AL Central, there is no reason the Tigers shouldn’t have the best record in baseball.
The talent is there, now it is time for the team to catch up with it.